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Denver newspaper reports OLTL will soon be renewed
Topic Started: Sep 26 2010, 06:53 PM (1,459 Views)
LuvingLumi
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♥ Jax Teller♥

Didn't see this posted anywhere...

Denver Post: “OLTL soon to announce deal to live for two more years”

This weekend The Denver Post’s, Joanne Ostrow has an article about the state of daytime titled: It’s a New Dawn for Daytime as Sun Sets on Oprah, 2 Soaps.” In it, she discusses the current cost-cutting measures soaps and other daytime programming are going through to endure, and how As the World Turns and Guiding Light recently faded to black.

However, there was one very interesting quote that Ostrow reported: “ABC owns its soaps, unlike the CBS relationship with P&G. ABC’s One Life to Live is soon to announce a deal to live two more years.”

Ostroff also interviewed TV Guide’s Michael Logan, who offered up this interesting comparison in how networks and advertisers view the soaps, when in fact even soaps are higher in ratings then some Emmy Award winning primetime television dramas. Logan stated, “Mad Men, draws some 2 million viewers a week on AMC while As the World Turns was canceled with 2.5 million watching five days a week.”
The Post goes on to say, “The industry is in flux, scrambling for new economic models, determined to find less expensive ways to draw audiences. Network executives don’t talk about creating mass hits; they talk about efficiently filling airtime.”

http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/denver-post-oltl-soon-to-announce-deal-to-live-for-two-more-years/2010/09/26/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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Casey
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That's great news for them. Go OLTL! If they can somehow get Andrea Evans back, I will tune in again.
Edited by Casey, Sep 26 2010, 07:02 PM.
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AllmyDaysatGh
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I thought that since ABC owns their own soaps, they don't have to make 2-year deals and whatnot, they only have to announce when they're canceled??
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Eric83
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This sounds weird because they have never announced stuff like this before, but if it's true than congrats to OLTL, hopefully they get rid of these damn Ford brothers.
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Drew
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I didnt think they needed to be "renewed" for exactly the reason that they're ABC owned and made. But meh, hopefully its true either way. Time for new writers though.
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DrewHamilton
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Great news!
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KMan101
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I think CBS would have kept one of ATWT or GL if they owned them. It's likely why NBC has held onto Days for so long and why ABC is holding on to their soaps.

And I agree that a show that garners 1-2 million viewers a day is great considering the CW barely can manage 1 or 2 million a week for some of their shows.
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Casey
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#BringBackMartha

Days isn't owned by NBC though..they have to pay a rental fee for it.
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Dr. Chip


Somehow I doubt that a Denver newspaper would be the first to break a story like this.
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lastDays
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I'm not buying it until abc makes an official announcemnt.The way oltl is right now it doesn't deserve to stay on the air
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Mason
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lastDays
Sep 27 2010, 07:24 AM
I'm not buying it until abc makes an official announcemnt.The way oltl is right now it doesn't deserve to stay on the air
As if any of the other soaps deserved it any more...
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Bremol
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Why would ABC, who owns their soaps, make a 'deal'? CBS has to deal with Sony and P&G who owns their soaps so if this was about a CBS soap, I might buy it.

I also agree that a Denver newspaper being the first to break something like this is unlikely.

I think it'd be better to just wait for official word from ABC before getting one's hopes up.
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Tammy
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:blink: why would a Denver newspaper be reporting this? That is so... random lol
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kserox10


This is 95% false because ABC doesn't have to sign a contract with the shows. THEY OWN IT.
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Grandpa Hughes
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Could it be the paper meant they were making a new two year deal with the current production team which is a sign the show is staying alive for two more years? As unlikely as it is that a Denver newspaper printed this story, what possible motive would the paper have to put out misinformation?
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Grandpa Hughes
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Grandpa Hughes
Sep 28 2010, 01:39 PM
Could it be the paper meant they were making a new two year deal with the current production team which is a sign the show is staying alive for two more years? As unlikely as it is that a Denver newspaper printed this story, what possible motive would the paper have to put out misinformation?
Yep! I guess that was it!! :drunk:
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